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CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00am EST
. although the deadline has passed, congress can still deal with the impact of spending cuts and tax increases that were set to go into effect on january 1. congressional leaders say they want to send legislation to president obama within a day or two, so consumers should not notice any impact. again, that from the associated press. and now, we talk to a reporter on capitol hill about the actions so far by senate democrats in reaching an agreement. todd is from the takeaway. hours before the deadline, democrats announced a scaled- down version to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. what are some of the key items in the deal? >> the most important items people will be paying attention to are the income tax rates. you are looking at a tax increase on individuals making more than $400,000 and individuals and families making more than $450,000. president obama campaigned on 250 thousand dollars, and they are redefining what is middle class. now, someone who makes $300,000, that person is middle class, too, but that is fiscal cliff politics. you have the marginal rates. there are going to
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
spending cuts were agreed to under president obama as part of the debt ceiling negotiation. those begin on tuesday. we have the payroll tax cut in place for two years, takes about two percentage points off people's taxes, bill will end on monday. business tax breaks, bill will end on monday. the alternative minimum tax, which is confusing, but it would be a disaster if that was not taken care of, because it would raise the taxes of about 30 million americans for their 2012 income and 2013. and all the confusion could screw up the whole tax filing season. who knows when you will be filing your taxes, because the irs does not know which tax rates will be applied and who will be responsible for paying what. so it's going to be a mess if this is not handled quickly. host: if we are sitting here a month from now after the inauguration and there's still no final agreement on taxes, could that the label 15 -- guest: no doubt about it. secretary dieter even said that a few days ago. --secretary tim geithner. it could delay the tax filings. the government relies on august revenue to come in and
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
$16 trillion national debt. it's expected to go up over $22 trillion before president obama leaves office. fact number two, washington's problem is not revenue. it's uncontrolled spending. fact number three, in less than 14 hours, automatic tax hikes will give washington more money to spend. fact number four, the nonpartisan congressional budget office says these automatic tax hikes threaten to put us back into another recession. fact number five, the house has done its job to avoid this crisis by passing a bipartisan bill to stop the tax hikes. fact number six, the senate, with the president's approval, has refused to take up this bill. and fact number seven, we've done our job in the house. it's time for the senate to do their job before the clock strikes midnight. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. higgins: mr. speaker, at midnight tonight the budget control act of 2011 and sequestration will trigger
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